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UMS Concert Program, October 23, 1978: Martha Graham Dance Company -- Martha Graham

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Day
23
Month
October
Year
1978
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Season: Centennial
Concert: Sixteenth
Complete Series: Eighth Annual
Ann Arbor, Michigan

THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Martha Graham Dance Company
MARTHA GRAHAM, Artistic Director
CHARLES BROWN --JACQULYN BUGLISI -CHRISTINE DAKIN -MARIO DELAMO
JANET EILBER -DIANE GRAY --KEVIN KEENAN --YURIKO KIMURA
DINDI LIDGE --PEGGY LYMAN -SUSAN McLAIN -LUCINDA MITCHELL
ELISA MONTE --JEANNE RUDDY --PHILIP SALVATORI --PETER SPARLING
BERT TERBORGH --SHARON TYERS --ALLEN VON HACKENDAHL
TIM WENGERD-GEORGE WHITE, JR.
Ron Protas, General Director and Associate Artistic Director
Linda Hodes, Associate Artistic Director
Cynthia Parker, General Manager
Monday Evening, October 23, 1978, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
From early in her career, Martha Graham has had recognition from perceptive audiences, critics, and leaders in the art world. She has often been compared to Picasso and Stravinsky because of her long dominance of her chosen art. Leading dancers and choreographers proclaim that hers has probably been the single most significant contribution to dance in this century, as she has broadened its function and scope to include all facets of the arts. Her collaboration with contemporary composers brought her the Laurel Leaf of the Composers' Alliance for her service to music, while her general influence on all the arts was recognized when she was the recipient of the Aspen Award in the Humanities. And ultimately, in the fall of October 1976, President Gerald Ford awarded Miss Graham the Medal of Freedom, making her the first dancerchoreographer to receive this high honor.
The Martha Graham Dance Company has appeared twice in Ann Arbor, prior to this week's performances: the first in 1970, and as the opening events of the 1975 "Choice" Series.
The three concerts this week comprise a residency under the Dance Touring Program, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for the Arts.
Centennial Season -Sixteenth Concert
Eighth Annual Choice Series
SERAPHIC DIALOGUE
(19SS)
Choreography and Costumes by Martha Graham Music by Norman Dello Joio
Set by Isamu Noguchi Lighting by Jean Rosenthal
Seraphic Dialogue is the drama of Joan of Arc at the moment of her exaltation. In a dialogue with Saint Michael, Saint Catherine, and Saint Margaret, whose voices had guided her toward her destiny, she looks back on herself as a maiden, a warrior, and a martyr, and, transfigured, is taken up to her place of honor.
Joan...............Janet Eilber
Maid...............Elisa Monte
Warrior.............Christine Dakin
Martyr............. Lucinda Mitchell
St. Michael.............Peter Sparling
St. Catherine.............Sharon Tyers
St. Margaret.............Susan McLain
Used by arrangement with Carl Fischer, Inc.
INTERMISSION
ECUATORIAL
Choreography by Martha Graham
Music by Edgard Varese
Set by Marisol; Associate designer, Karen Schulz Costumes: Capes by Marisol, Executed by Halston;
Other costumes by Halston Lighting by Gilbert V. Hemsley, Jr.
As long as the tribe shall live. . . .
Celebrant of the Moon..........Yuriko Kimura
Celebrant of the Sun...........Tim Wengerd
Martha Graham has dedicated Ecuatorial to a dear and cherished friend, Alice Tully. Used by arrangement with C. Schirmer, Inc., agents jor E. C. Kerby Ltd.
INTERMISSION
ERRAND INTO THE MAZE
(1947)
Choreography and Costumes by Martha Graham Music by Gian Carlo Menotti
Set by Isamu Noguchi Original lighting by Jean Rosenthal
This is an errand into the maze of the heart's darkness in order to face and do battle with the Creature of Fear. There is the accomplishment of the errand, the instant of triumph, and the emergence from the dark.
Peggy Lyman Charles Brown
Used by arrangement with G. Schirmer, Inc.
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DIVERSION OF ANGELS
(1948)
Choreography and Costumes by Martha Graham
Music by Norman Dello Joio Original lighting by Jean Rosenthal
Diversion of Angels is a lyric dance about the loveliness of youth, the pleasure and playfulness, quick joy and quick sadness of being in love for the first time.
Sharon Tyers Mario Delamo
YURIKO KiMURA
Peter Sparling
Elisa Monte Tim Wengerd
Jacqulyn Buglisi, Susan McLain, Jeanne Ruddy, Dindi Lidge Used by arrangement with Carl Fischer, Inc.
COMING EVENTS
Belgrade Chamber OrchestraLynn Harrell.....October 26
Viennese Gala.............October 27
Murray Perahia, Pianist...........October 30
Dimitri, Clown-Mime...........November 1
Nathan Milstein, Violinist..........November 5
Karyo Yamahiko, Japan..........November 6
II Divertimento.............November 7
Fred Waring Show............November 9
English Chamber OrchestraVladimir Ashkenazy . . . November 10
Barbara Strzelecka, Harpsichordist.......November 14
New Irish Chamber OrchestraPrieur, Gal way .... November 21
Handel's Messiah...........December 1, 2, 3
Isaac Stern, Violinist...........December 7.
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet.....December 14, IS, 16, 17
Judith Blegen, Soprano...........January 12
Mozart's Marriage oj Figaro..........January 14
"Pirin," Bulgarian Folk Ensemble........January 16
Philidor Trio.............January 21
Paul Taylor Dance Company........January 26 & 27
Barbara Nissman, Pianist..........February 1
Moscow PhilharmonicDmitri Kitaienko......February 3
Paul Badura-Skoda, Pianist..........February 9
Les Menestrels.............February 11
Andres Segovia, Guitarist..........February 17
Aspects of Peking Opera..........February 20
Founders Day Concert..........February 24
NDR Symphony of HamburgZdenek Macal.....February 28
Los Angeles Ballet..........March 12, 13, 14
Guarneri String Quartet..........March 21
Festival of Russian Dance..........March 24
Detroit Symphony OrchestraDorati, von Alpenheim . . . March 25
Fifth Annual Benefit Concert.........March 30
Netherlands Wind Ensemble..........April 1
Yakshagana, South India...........April 9
Marilyn Horne, Soprano...........April 12
Cleveland OrchestraLorin Maazel........April 17
86th Annual May Festival........April 25, 26, 27, 28
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
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Phones: 66S-3717, 764-2538

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